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(SFGate)   If you're going to make a poster supporting the local HS team in their game against Rice Memorial, it probably shouldn't read "Fry Rice" in Chinese calligraphy   (sfgate.com) divider line 39
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2013-03-10 07:38:13 AM  
I'm not sure I see the racism here.

"It evoked a racial undertone and a negative stereotype," said Cheung

Racial undertone, yes, negative stereotype, no.  What is negative about fried rice being a Chinese dish?
 
2013-03-10 08:17:34 AM  
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2013-03-10 08:33:57 AM  
blogs.davenportlibrary.com
 
2013-03-10 08:38:28 AM  
I regard this is simply clever wordplay.  Certainly better than "Ruck Fice" or other college-age witticisms.
 
2013-03-10 08:48:50 AM  
Using a stupid font is not "Chinese calligraphy."
 
2013-03-10 08:51:32 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Using a stupid font is not "Chinese calligraphy."


sure it is
it's like the king wen sequences on the South Korea flag

www.worldatlas.com
 
2013-03-10 08:52:33 AM  
firedaily.com
 
2013-03-10 09:02:12 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: [firedaily.com image 299x223]


Righten up Flancis?
 
2013-03-10 09:15:22 AM  
YOU PLICK!
 
2013-03-10 09:53:59 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-10 10:05:16 AM  
Why not?

/how long before the Word Police become a thing? Wouldn't want anyone to possibly be insulted by their inferences about the meaning of what someone said.
//this sign? Not rascist. the stuff in this thread? Rascist
///funny, but rascist
 
2013-03-10 10:09:58 AM  
Well, you shouldn't do that if you're a big fat lady.  If you're used to actual sports taunting, then you'd probably shrug this off as weak tea.

/Tea? in a thread about Chinese stereotypes??
//THAT'S RACIST!
///Yay for accusations losing all meaning.
 
2013-03-10 10:12:59 AM  
Now if it said "FLY LICE" that would be racist.
 
2013-03-10 10:22:57 AM  

quartercomma: Now if it said "FLY LICE" that would be racist.


Thank you. Exactly this.
 
2013-03-10 10:29:26 AM  

Irving Maimway: quartercomma: Now if it said "FLY LICE" that would be racist.

Thank you. Exactly this.


it's a PENNSYLVANiA thing
 
2013-03-10 11:15:10 AM  
Not getting the racial undertones unless the group simply doesn't understand "Fry" is meant to be a verb in this, not mocking a misspeaking of "Fried".
 
2013-03-10 11:21:40 AM  

UNC_Samurai: YOU PLICK!


Tiny Fist Etc.

Shoulda been: Fly Lice!
 
2013-03-10 11:23:09 AM  

PluckYew: UNC_Samurai: YOU PLICK!

Tiny Fist Etc.

Shoulda been: Fly Lice!


quartercomma: Now if it said "FLY LICE" that would be racist.


Opps...I guess I should read the WHOLE thread.  Off for more coffee
 
2013-03-10 11:36:31 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: Irving Maimway: quartercomma: Now if it said "FLY LICE" that would be racist.

Thank you. Exactly this.

it's a PENNSYLVANiA thing


What is? The wooder in the crick?

/this story is retarded
 
2013-03-10 11:36:56 AM  
Kill Lincoln
 
2013-03-10 11:43:43 AM  
sure but when i bring a fried chicken sign to a basketball game everyone freaks out.
 
2013-03-10 11:44:03 AM  

EvilEgg: I'm not sure I see the racism here.

"It evoked a racial undertone and a negative stereotype," said Cheung

Racial undertone, yes, negative stereotype, no.  What is negative about fried rice being a Chinese dish?


Yeah, that's what I'm wondering about too.  The font they picked bears a stylistic resemblance to Chinese characters, and fried rice is a Chinese/East Asian food.  The racial undertone is clearly present, but I'm not sure what's offensive or negative in there.
 
2013-03-10 11:44:49 AM  
henryhill: ShootKill Lincoln in the back of the head during a play

FTFY
 
2013-03-10 11:53:11 AM  
This is my good buddy Wang! No offense.
 
2013-03-10 12:00:34 PM  
While we're at it, could somebody send a memo out to any team hosting a game against the Illini:
"Bring the Noise, Beat Illinois" does not rhyme.

I've always wanted to go to a road game with one of these signs:

"You look dumb and annoy, when you can't pronounce Illinois"
or
"Illinois: the 'S' is silent, stupid"
 
2013-03-10 12:33:42 PM  

paswa17: While we're at it, could somebody send a memo out to any team hosting a game against the Illini:
"Bring the Noise, Beat Illinois" does not rhyme.

I've always wanted to go to a road game with one of these signs:

"You look dumb and annoy, when you can't pronounce Illinois"
or
"Illinois: the 'S' is silent, stupid"


Well... since nobody outside of Illinoizzzzzze cares... they might pat you on the head and give you a potato.
 
2013-03-10 12:50:31 PM  

paswa17: While we're at it, could somebody send a memo out to any team hosting a game against the Illini:
"Bring the Noise, Beat Illinois" does not rhyme.

I've always wanted to go to a road game with one of these signs:

"You look dumb and annoy, when you can't pronounce Illinois"
or
"Illinois: the 'S' is silent, stupid"


Just like the T in Chitcago?
 
2013-03-10 12:55:59 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-10 03:43:47 PM  
I guess because fried rice is often not found on Chinese food menus.
 
2013-03-10 04:35:27 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-10 04:55:43 PM  

henryhill: Kill Lincoln


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-10 05:17:54 PM  
It should have said "What comes out of a Chinaman's ass?"
 
2013-03-10 05:36:04 PM  
This is tame...

I work in the art department of a local high school, and the cheer squad often comes to us to create sketches for giant posters to display at football and basketball games.  Here's a few that went a bit close to the edge (and maybe over it):

- Against the Serra High Conquistadors (named for Junipero Serra): One poster had a nude Burt Reynolds look-alike wearing a conquistador helmet and being "sailed" by our school mascot.  One had our mascot dressed as a native American preparing a giant pot of conquistador stew.

- Against the Crawford Colts: We had a meat grinder being operated by our mascot, with horse legs sticking out the feeder-funnel...text said, "Welcome to the Glue Factory"

- Against the Lincoln High Hornets: We had our mascot with a flamethrower, torching a hornet.

Can't remember the others, but they're always fun...

/BTW...these were all collaborations in the department...no single person was responsible (plausible deniability FTW)
 
2013-03-10 06:10:13 PM  
None of my Asian girlfriend's like Uncle Ben's rice.

I call them all ricists.

/is it because he's black?
 
2013-03-10 06:17:24 PM  

SubBass49: This is tame...

I work in the art department of a local high school, and the cheer squad often comes to us to create sketches for giant posters to display at football and basketball games.  Here's a few that went a bit close to the edge (and maybe over it):

- Against the Serra High Conquistadors (named for Junipero Serra): One poster had a nude Burt Reynolds look-alike wearing a conquistador helmet and being "sailed" by our school mascot.  One had our mascot dressed as a native American preparing a giant pot of conquistador stew.

- Against the Crawford Colts: We had a meat grinder being operated by our mascot, with horse legs sticking out the feeder-funnel...text said, "Welcome to the Glue Factory"

- Against the Lincoln High Hornets: We had our mascot with a flamethrower, torching a hornet.

Can't remember the others, but they're always fun...

/BTW...these were all collaborations in the department...no single person was responsible (plausible deniability FTW)


We had an... unusual mascot/logo. I won't say which because it might be the only one. This logo had what could be described as spikes, or multiple spikes.

In the eighties, for our homecoming parade my little group came up with the slogan "Ride the Spike"
Our contribution to the parade was a float (automobile) which looked a little like the mascot/logo equipped with an articulated "spike" on the front which sort of rhythmically went up and down. Another car, representing our opponent, rode in front of us and I was chasing it. (To be fair, I might have seen Animal House for the first time. It wasn't my fault.)

I will, perhaps, go to my grave not knowing how we were not suspended, expelled or punished in some way.

It was pretty funny though!
 
2013-03-10 07:00:37 PM  
My high school's arch rival was Brother Rice.  There was a street in my hometown called "Beatrice," and every year before we played our rivals in football or hockey a bunch of guys would go and pull down the all-caps street signs and bring them to the games to get a nifty "BEAT RICE" thing going.  Man, we were lame.
 
2013-03-10 07:47:02 PM  
For the next game, make it 炒飯! (We respect Chinese culture)
Possibly live up to the second part by asking an actual Chinese speaker rather than using Google Translate, but I think the point is made.
 
2013-03-10 08:05:34 PM  
Again, most people aren't offended by something until someone else tells them that they should be offended.
 
2013-03-11 03:27:50 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: None of my Asian girlfriend's like Uncle Ben's rice.

I call them all ricists.

/is it because he's black?


No, it's because Uncle Ben's rice sucks
 
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